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Birch "Crimson Slide" Johnson is an American trombonist. He is a first call studio trombonist, Emmy nominated composer, producer and songwriter based in New York City. For 10 years, Birch was a member of the "Blues Brothers Band" and appeared, as an actor, in the movie "Blues Brothers 2000". He graduated from the University of Alabama, receiving the Bachelor of Music degree. At Alabama, he studied with noted jazz educator, Steve Sample, Sr. He subsequently attended Eastman School of Music, receiving the Master of Music degree, majoring in jazz performance.

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